Hiker dies on South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
PHOENIX — For the second time in the past week, a hiker has died in Grand Canyon National Park.
William Smith, 60, of Oswego, Illinois, died about a mile below the rim on the South Kaibab Trail at about 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release from the National Park Service.
Bystanders and NPS emergency personnel attempted resuscitation measures but were unsuccessful.
Smith was hiking out of the canyon after completing a trek to Ooh Ahh point.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
Late last week, a 53-year-old Ohio woman on a backpacking trip died of suspected heat-related illness.
Michelle Meder of Hudson was among a group of five who made it halfway into the canyon Sunday when she became disoriented and later unconscious.
The high temperature on Sunday at Phantom Ranch, near where Meder was hiking, was 115 degrees.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.